A Little Confused? What Should I Take?
Learning about vitamins can be confusing, especially when you are trying to figure out just what type of supplements you should be taking. We’ve all been told at one time or another, that if we ate a nutritionally balanced meal three times a day we wouldn’t need dietary supplements or need to know about vitamins, but of course, this just isn’t realistic with our current food systems. We have segmented nutrition into 3 Core lifestyles to solve some of the issues outlined in this blog!
A huge number of us are stressed out on a routine basis, and don’t always have time to eat at all let alone a nutritionally balanced meal (and three of them?!). Vitamins should never be substituted for good nutritional intake. Your body needs fuel to accomplish all the tasks you have to attend to in a day. A good diet is one with plenty of calcium, protein, fats, carbohydrates, and fiber supplemented by vitamins as needed for specific health concerns.
Information about vitamins listed on packaging includes the percentage of the daily recommended allowance of each, which will give you a pretty good idea how much you are getting of a certain vitamin or mineral. Calcium is an important mineral for women, and most sources about vitamins state that women should consume at least 1200-1500 mg of calcium daily. Vitamin D is an important vitamin and is essential to bone health. Vitamin D can be absorbed through the skin via sunlight as well, but for people living in northern hemisphere, or for the elderly, this is not always an option, therefore a vitamin supplement is the answer.
Part of taking care of yourself is learning about vitamins and minerals that our bodies require for optimal health. Certain vitamin deficiencies as well as excess intake can be detrimental to your health and we have looked to simplify that process. It’s important to take an active role in your health and use the package which is right for you. Here’s to your good health!